by Umang J. Desai
I never really watched Sesame Street when I was a kid. My parents felt that books would be better for my educational growth and development; therefore, the TV was rarely on. As a result, I never took the Sesame Street characters seriously as I got older, but I couldn’t help but agree with Scooter and the Cookie Monster over the past few weeks. In a prelude video to TED2012, Scooter made an assessment that TED is like the “Academy Awards for Nerds.” Now that is something I can relate to and agree with.
While that’s one character’s take, here is an excerpt from TEDMED’s about us section:
TEDMED is a community of people who are passionate about imagining the future of health and medicine. Once a year, TEDMED holds a “grand gathering” where leaders from all sectors of society come together for three and a half days. They explore the promise of technology and the potential of human achievement